Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole; Earl of Orford Volume 1

Memoirs of the Life and Administration of Sir Robert Walpole; Earl of Orford Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...behaviour of Chateauneuf, and the dilatory proceedings of the Dutch, enforced the necessity of more expeditious and decisive measures. Lord Stair dexterously counteracted the intrigues of the French ministers at Paris, by contriving to place the" negociation in the hands of du Bois, who repaired to Hanover, where the business was' carried on by secretary Stanhope under the immediate auspices of the king. The negociation was conducted with such secrecy and dispatch, ' that an interval of a few days only elapsed between the arrival of du Bois, and the adjustment of the preliminaries. After a few conferences, du Bois agreed, in the name of the regent, to send the Pretender beyond the Alps, and to demolish the port of Mardyke, t called by Lord Townshend, in a letter to Horace Walpole, Aug. 21st, "that Correspondence, Period II. f One of the articles in the treaty of Utrecht, expressly stipulated the demolition of Dunkirk, from which port the trade of England and Holland had been incommoded during the late war. The king of France had literally fulfilled this article; but had, at the same time, opened a new canal at Mardyke, which would have been equally prejudicial to the trade of Great Britain. Prior, at that time embassador at Paris, was ordered to present a memorial, pressing the performance of the 9th article of the treaty of Utrecht. The king of France declared in express terms, that Mardyke was not Dunkirk, and that the treaty of Utrecht did not deprive him of the natural right of a sovereign, to construct such works as he should judge most proper for the preservation of his subjects. The truth is, terrible thorn in the side of England," on condition of confirming the article in the treaty of Utrecht, which guarantied the...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236625404
  • 9781236625403